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July 11, 2017

MUSLIM-ONLY ID: VEILED DISCRIMINATION

The moment you try to single out a group of people based on their faith in any community, persecution and discrimination follows. As it is, western communities already harbor disdain and mistrust at any one who looks “muslim” or middle eastern. Creating a national ID that segregates them according to their faith, turns them into unwilling victims of intolerance and religious discrimination.

Is that what we mean by fellow brothers and sisters under one flag, one nation?

The moment you try to single out a group of people based on their faith in any community, persecution and discrimination follows. As it is, western communities already harbor disdain and mistrust at any one who looks "muslim" or middle eastern. Creating a national ID that segregates them according to their faith, turns them into unwilling victims of intolerance and religious discrimination. Is that what we mean by fellow brothers and sisters under one flag, one nation?

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